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Free Tax Preparation Assistance

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The filing deadline to submit your 2017 income tax forms is Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. Many local resources are available to help you successfully prepare and submit your taxes at no cost to you. Click here for a list of free tax preparation services in Brooklyn. Additional information is available at nyc.gov/tax-preparation-assistance or by calling 311.

NYC Free Tax PrepNYC’s Department of Consumer Affairs offers free tax preparation assistance to New Yorkers who earned $60,000 or less in 2017.  Filing assistance is available online at www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/file-your-taxes and in-person at one of more than 200 filing sites located in all five boroughs. For more information, visit the website or call 311 and ask for free tax preparation program information.

Community Tax Aid, Inc (CTA) is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization which has been preparing tax returns FREE for low-income taxpayers since 1969. CTA is dedicated to providing all services (federal, state, and city personal income tax forms) with the special needs of and benefits for low income taxpayers in mind. For assistance, please visit IMPACCT Brooklyn (formerly Pratt Area Community Council) on Saturdays  between 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. No appointments. Walk-in only. Saturday dates include Feb 10, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 24, 31; Apr 7; Closed Mar 17, April 14.  IMPACCT is located at 226 Lefferts Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (@ Franklin Avenue.) For locations in other boroughs, please click here. For more information, call 646-200-5080 or email generalinfo@communitytaxaidnyc.org.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) at Touro College - The Lander College of Arts and Sciences at Touro College in Flatbush (1602 Avenue J, corner of East 16th Street) offers free VITA tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from IRS-certified accounting students to families earning up to $58,000 annually. Services are offered free of charge on the following Sundays from 10 AM – 1 PM: Feb. 18, Feb. 25, Mar. 4, Mar. 11, Mar. 18, Mar. 25, Apr. 15. Call 718-252-7800 x. 59286 for more information.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) at Borough Hall – Grow Brooklyn is offering free tax preparation assistance to families making up to $60,000 annually. Services will be offered on selected dates between January 26th and April 16th, 12 PM – 5 or 7 PM. To view the full schedule, visit www.brooklyn-usa.org/event/tax-preparation-and-filing. Applicants should bring documents to Brooklyn Borough Hall located at 209 Joralemon Street in downtown Brooklyn. Schedule your appointment online at growbrooklyn.org/taxes. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (347) 682-5606.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) – Flatbush YMCA & Flatbush Library – The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax help to the low- to moderate-income population (generally $35,000 and below for individuals, and $65,000 and below for families), the elderly & the disabled who most need tax assistance and cannot afford the services of a paid tax preparer between the dates of Feb. 11 – Apr. 15, 2018. Service is available at the Flatbush Library (22 Linden Boulevard at Flatbush Avenue) on Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  and also at the Flatbush YMCA (1401 Flatbush Avenue) on both Fridays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Call 718.951.5098 for more information.

Tax Preparation Assistance at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation - Did you know a major untapped source of cash for low income families is the Earned Income Tax Credit? Some 35,000 individuals in Bedford Stuyvesant are eligible for EITC while only roughly 25% actually claimed these returns. Restoration is committed to increasing access to this major resource and partners to provide free tax preparation assistance at Restoration Plaza for income eligible individuals. Stop by 1406 Fulton Street and speak to our customer service desk or for additional information call (718) 636-6994.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is operating a free Taxpayer Assistance Center at their Brooklyn offices (2 Metro Tech, 1st floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.) Services are provided Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Assistance is available in over 150 languages. For more information call (718) 834-6559 or visit www.irs.gov/help/contact-my-local-office-in-new-york. Please call 844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment.

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